Coping With Cancer Overview

  1. Cancer Survivor Tips

    Learning how to take care of your physical and mental health after a cancer diagnosis is the key to living your life to the fullest.

  2. Coping with Terminal Cancer

    Sometimes, cancer cannot be cured. When that is the case, patients and families are faced with complex emotions and a variety of end of life issues.

  3. Coping with the Diagnosis of Cancer

    Learn as much as possible about your disease. Arm yourself with information in order to lessen frustration. Don't hesitate to ask questions about your disease. Consider keeping a notebook with all of the medical records and information about your diagnosis.

  4. Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?

    Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.

  5. Palliative Care: Bringing Comfort

    Palliative care focuses on improving a patient’s quality of life by improving the symptoms of his or her illness, such as pain, shortness of breath, and difficulty sleeping. It's used with a variety of ailments, including cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney failure, or congestive heart failure.

  6. Take a ‘Vacation’ from Cancer

    Many people with cancer benefit from taking a respite from their condition from time to time. This “vacation” from cancer can come in many forms.

  7. When a Spouse Has Cancer: What to Do and How to Cope

    Being a caregiver for a spouse who has cancer may be the toughest job you’ll ever have. It may also be the most vital and the most rewarding. As the spouse, you become part of the cancer treatment team.

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